NMHC collected 135 responses from leading multifamily construction firms for the NMHC COVID-19 Construction Survey, Round 1. The survey was open from March 27th to April 1st, 2020. NMHC plans to conduct this survey several times in an effect to capture changing construction market conditions.
Note: for percentage calculations, blank answers were omitted from the total.
In jurisdictions where you operate, are you experiencing construction delays?
For respondents who reported experiencing construction delays:
Are you experiencing delays in permitting?
Are you experiencing delays in starts?
Are you experiencing delays in construction related to a construction moratorium?
For respondents who reported delays in construction related to a construction moratorium:
Does your local moratorium include multifamily construction projects?
Are you impacted by lack of materials?
Are you seeing price increases in materials?
Are you impacted by availability of labor?
Have you implemented any new strategies to deal with the current hurdles?
For respondents who reported implementing new strategies to deal with the current hurdles:
What new strategies have you implemented to deal with the current situation (respondents could select multiple options- cannot be summed to 100%)
|Sourcing materials from alternative locations||43%|
|Sourcing alternative building materials||16%|
|Using technology to replace in-person transactions like inspections and approvals||67%|
|Staggering shifts to reduce on-site exposure||52%|
|Offering workforce incentives or other benefits||14%|